The Sunday Steep!

  Since this weekend is a big holiday celebration here in the U.S., I thought it might be fun to try my hand at creating an "Independence Day" themed tea recipe! No matter how you observe this day – whether through celebration, activism, or remembrance – it's the perfect holiday for reflecting on what is important to us.  Of course, I wasn't willing to sacrifice taste, so, while this recipe appears simple, it is also gorgeous and delicious… Red, White, & Blue Rooibos Tea 1 Tablespoon organic Red Rooibos Tea 1 Tablespoon organic Cornflowers 1 teaspoon organic Chrysanthemum flowers 1 teaspoon organic Hibiscus flowers Combine herbs in a tea infuser, nest, bag, or strainer. Pour 1 1 /2 to 2 cups boiling water over and allow to […]

Back in Stock: Organic Nori and Kombu Flakes

We are so pleased to warmly welcome back our old friends from the sea, Organic Nori Flakes and Organic Kombu Flakes. We have found a great source who carefully and respectfully harvests these treasures off the coast of Maine, and we couldn’t be more excited to once again be able to offer these products to our customers! The term nori was originally a generic term in Japan that referred to many types of edible seaweeds, but over time it came to describe specifically seaweeds from the Porphyra genus. Nori is also referred to as laver in Wales and other English-speaking countries. Nori has been eaten in Japan since 700 AD, and is a source of Vitamin B12, especially for vegans.  While Nori is most […]

DIY: Soothing After Sun Spray

  Our summer here in the Pacific Northwest is turning out to be an early scorcher. With outdoor parties, festivals, and camping trips on the calendar, and temperatures already nearing 100 degrees, now is a good time to take extra precautions for your skin. Drinking lots of water and mucilaginous teas like this Hibiscus Berry Chia Tea to stay hydrated, slathering on some homemade sunscreen, and using a restorative skin serum to moisturize will help you keep a healthy glow. Of course, hats are helpful too!  However, when the power of the sun stings your skin, you'll want to reach for cooling astringents first. The herbs in this recipe are great at drawing out the heat before using an oil or cream. Since oil acts as a protective barrier on […]

The Sunday Steep!

It is possible to drink something hot (like tea) and feel the effects of cooling herbs. While I love iced tea served cold on a steamy summer day, I still love hot tea too and I just don't want to give it up when the temperatures climb. This recipe has a base of the mild green tea from our Spring Green Tea, so it has a bit of caffeination. The addition of Horsetail to serve as a mild diuretic and cooling herbs like Holy Basil/Tulsi and Peppermint make this a tasty tea choice for a hot summer day! Hot Day Hot Tea 1 Tablespoon organic Spring Green Tea 1 teaspoon organic Horsetail 1 teaspoon organic Holy Basil Rama 1 teaspoon organic Peppermint leaf 1/2 teaspoon organic […]

New Packaging: Organic Matcha Tea

Our delicious Organic Matcha Tea is now packaged in a 3.5oz amber glass jar. This jar is made from amber glass, and can continue to be reused to store all kinds of goodies. We also offer our Matcha Tea in bulk bags of 8oz or 1lb. Our luxurious Organic Matcha Tea is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea. It is unique in two aspects of farming and processing. First, the green tea plants for matcha are shade grown for about three weeks before harvest. This process slows the growth of the plant, stimulates an increase in chlorophyll levels and increases the production of certain amino acids, leading to a robust, vegetal flavor. Unlike other green teas, the […]

New Podcast Episode: Trademarking Our Traditions

   Click here to listen to the interview! What a journey! I just returned from the International Herb Symposium and my glowing heart is so full. After a gathering like this, I always feel truly blessed to be part of such a passionate, generous, wise, and fierce community of plant lovers. Folks from all corners of the world came together to share their medicines, their words, and their support of our growing herbal tradition.  A wave of inspiration is surely rippling out from the energy that was created there.  In the spirit of carrying this awareness on and sharing our resources, it was an honor to sit down with Rosemary Gladstar, Nicole Telkes of the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine, and Mary Blue of Farmacy Herbs to discuss the […]